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Hieb repeats as city golf champion

Mitchell's Eric Hieb watches his tee shot on Hole No. 18 Saturday during the City Golf Tournament at Lakeview Golf Course. (Ryan Deal/Republic)

Eric Hieb successfully defended his Mitchell City Golf Tournament title over the weekend, repeating as the champion for 2017.

Hieb, the golf pro at Lakeview Golf Course and former Augustana University golfer, shot a 5-under-par 67 on Saturday on his home course and then shot a 1-over-73 on Sunday at Wild Oak Golf Course to claim the championship by four strokes, shooting 140 for the two-day tournament. Hieb, 27, also won the city championship in 2009 and 2011.

Mitchell High School graduate and current University of Jamestown golfer Jacob Rice was second in the championship flight, shooting an even-par 144 for the 36-hole event. Jim Wilson was third, shooting 145 and the low round for Sunday, a 1-under 71 at Wild Oak. Brandon Sigmund was fourth with 148 and DWU golfer Thomas Hogg was fifth, shooting 149.

The tournament also awarded top honors in the flighted competition, as well. Tyler Wedel had the top score in the Presidential Flight, with a 78-75 on the weekend for 153 and topping Troy Lynde by two strokes.

Travis Carpenter shot a 74 on Sunday to finish at 157 and edge Jeremy Nielson for the top score in the First Flight. Dennis Hofer (161) won the Second Flight and Rich Hofer (163) won the Third Flight.

Andy Tate was the top scorer in the Senior Flight, shooting a 160 for the weekend, edging second-place finisher Jeff Koch (162) and Bill Buckmiller (163).

Mitchell City Golf Tournament

Saturday at Lakeview GC (par 72)

Sunday at Wild Oak GC (par 72)

Championship Flight: 1. Eric Hieb, 140; 2. Jacob Rice, 144; 3. Jim Wilson, 145; 4. Brandon Sigmund, 148; 5. Thomas Hogg, 149; T-6. Jeff Meyerink, 150; T-6. Russell Pick, 150; 8. Cade Carpenter, 153; 9. Jared Schnabel, 156.

Presidential Flight: 1. Tyler Wedel, 153; 2. Troy Lynde, 155; 3. Deryk Thomsen, 157; T-4. Dave Backlund, Jr., 159; T-4. Jason Meyerink, 159; 6. Dan Kenton, 162; 7. Jordan Leighton, 164; T-8. Ryker Kreutzfeldt, 166; T-8. Steve Eide, 166; 10. Jason Carpenter, 176.

First Flight: 1. Travis Carpenter, 157; 2. Jeremy Nielsen, 158; 3. Gary Jackson, 161; 4. Jeff Anderson, 166; 5. Lyle Johnson, 167; 6. Tim McCain, 169; T-7. Cody Miles, 172; T-7. Doug Dailey, 172; 9. Alex Loes, 174; 10. Cory Wegehaupt, 176; 11. Frank Stands, 178.

Second Flight: 1. Dennis Hofer, 161; 2. Mark Johnson, 168; 3. Dustin Long, 171; T-4. Max Dailey, 172; T-4. Josh Paulson, 172; 5. Steve Shattuck, 175; 6. Jason Whitlow, 179; 7. Tyler Neuharth, 182; 8. Terry Imus, 183; 9. Brad Pearson, 185; 10. Brian Larson, 197.

Third Flight: 1. Rich Hofer, 167; 2. Joel Reinesch, 169; 3. Aaron Moller, 177; T-4. Brian Roberts, 179; T-4. Jerry Kneen, 179; T-4. Rick Neugebauer, 179; T-4. Dale Anderson, 179; 8. Paul Schelske, 184; 9. Drew Semmler, 193; 10. Eric Schramm, 196; 11. Drew Carroll, 239.

Seniors: 1. Andy Tate, 160; 2. Jeff Koch, 162; 3. Bill Buckmiller, 163; 4. Dave Fridley, 169; 5. Mark Hieb, 198.

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